Diversity-multiplexing tradeoff in half-duplex relay systems

Melda Yuksel, Elza Erkip

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We study the multiple antenna half-duplex relay channel from the diversity-multiplexing tradeoff (DMT) perspective. We find performance upper bounds and show that compress-and-forward (CF) protocol achieves the upper bound. We argue that although it is hard to find the exact DMT expressions for decode-and-forward (DF) type protocols, they would be suboptimal in the multiple antenna case. We also study the multiple-access relay channel (MARC), and evaluate how CF works in this system. Our results show that CF is a robust strategy, which performs well in different relay networks and multiple antenna scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07 - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow, Scotland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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